The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group is an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation.

Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies, and communities.

The Carlyle Group was founded in 1987 by William E. Conway Jr., Daniel A. D'Aniello and David Rubenstein. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC, with 31 offices on six continents.


Carlyle is primarily Focused on leveraged buyouts, venture & growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance investments. Carlyle is organized into four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions.


The Carlyle Group is specifically targeting lower mid-market and growth-stage European B2B technology businesses operating in the cybersecurity, digital transformation, and cleantech spaces, alongside builders of software-based services in the financial, healthcare, and infrastructure sectors.


Carlyle raised $3.12B for a pan-European technology fund that aims to invest in 20 to 30 companies, on Nov 28, 2022. The fund already has two investments; one in telecom equipment distributor Euro Techno Com Group (ETC), and Incubeta. Carlyle has a staggering $369B of assets under management, as of Nov 28, 2022.


Carlyle has invested thousands of companies, including Accolade Wines, Booz Allen Hamilton, PA Consulting, Dex Media, Dunkin' Brands, Supreme, Freescale Semiconductor, Getty Images, HCR ManorCare, Hertz, Kinder Morgan, Nielsen, United Defense, 1E and more.



  • Year founded: 1987
  • Funding Info: NA
  • Yearly Revenue: $1.5B (2021)
  • Employee Size: 1,001-5,000
  • Business Valuation: Asset Under Management (AUM): $369B as of Nov 28, 2022
  • City/Town: Washington
  • State: District of Columbia
  • Country: United States
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